Carpeting of Rajguru Nagar roads to start by Nov 10

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Oct 28, 2014 19:45 IST

The residents of Rajguru Nagar will soon get rid of broken roads as the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) is going to start carpeting of roads of the area before November 10.

The residents of the area have been complaining about lack of other amenities in the area for the past seven years.

Earlier in May, HT had also highlighted the poor condition of roads of the area while the residents were repeatedly complaining to the LIT authorities to pay heed to their demands.

According to the LIT officials, tenders have been floated and work is expected to start before November 10. All streets of Rajguru Nagar will be re-carpeted under the project, the officials said.

KS Chawla, vice-president of the Rajguru Nagar Senior Citizens' Welfare Association, had also written a letter to Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to take steps to improve the condition of roads in the area so that residents could get some relief.

"The roads in Rajguru Nagar Colony had not been re-carpeted for the past seven years and the area is afflicted with huge potholes. The sewerage board has refused to carry out any cleaning of the sewerage lines and the residents are suffering. I had also informed the deputy chief minister that the area councillor, who is wife of MLA Darshan Singh Shivalik, had never visited the area to redress the grievances of the residents," Chawla said.

"MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu and deputy chairman of the Punjab Planning Board Rajinder Bhandari only worked on the project," said Chawla.

Jagdev Singh, sub-divisional officer of LIT, said: "The project of `3 crore to re-carpet the roads will kick off by November 10. The cleanliness work is also under process."

Meanwhile, the residents also demanded from the LIT to pay attention towards pitiable condition of parks, "non-functional" rainwater harvesting systems and faulty street lights.

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